- 1 1.1 (zurra) hiding, beating como se entere te va a dar or pegar una paliza if he finds out he'll clobber you o thrash you o give you a hiding le robaron la cartera y le dieron una paliza they stole his wallet and beat him up o (AmE) beat up on him 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (derrota) thrashing [colloquial/familiar] al Danubio le dieron una paliza en casa Danubio were hammered o thrashed o given a thrashing at home [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] 2.1 (esfuerzo agotador) fue una paliza de viaje the journey was a real killer ¡menuda paliza tener que ir hasta allá! what a trek to have to go all the way over there! [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (pesadez, aburrimiento) drag [colloquial/familiar] darle la paliza a algn [familiar/colloquial] to bug sb [colloquial/familiar], to hassle sb [colloquial/familiar] darse la paliza [familiar/colloquial] (trabajando, estudiando) to work one's butt off (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , to slog one's guts out (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] [pareja] to be all over each other [colloquial/familiar]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.